Become an Amateur Astronomer

You don’t need to own a fancy telescope to view the stars, planets and comets in outerspace. Learn where several local observatories reside – each offering opportunities to view the night sky in all its splendor.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Nature’s Special Getaway at Byron Forest Preserve

Discover a natural setting in Byron that is filled with family-friendly activities, outdoor adventures and a few hundred acres of open space.

Byron Forest Preserve District: Preserving and Enjoying the Land of Ogle County

For nearly 30 years, this district has quietly grown to include education centers, green construction, a golf course and numerous other attractions. Discover what these 2,000 acres hold for nature-lovers and recreation enthusiasts.